Monday, October 29, 2012

Scrapbook Furniture

Let me explain.  I have mentioned before that I have been actively involved in dogs and dog sports for a long time.  Over all that time I accumulated lots of photos of the dogs.  Lots and lots of photos.  I had stacks of them, and somehow I just knew that I would never scrapbook them.  These photos were special though, like most photos are, and in many ways these photos document my life as well as the dogs.  So, one day I had this great idea.
I had purchased a piece of junk dresser/desk at a fund raiser sale.   With a few repairs, some black paint, and some mounted photos, I transformed it into one of my favorite things.

I started by cropping the photos.  I cropped with intent, and then I mounted each photo on colored card stock.  Then the real fun started when I took a handful of mounted photos and started arranging them on the dresser.  I did one drawer at a time, just moving photos around until they fit in an orderly fashion.
Then I used Mod Podge to attach them to the dresser forever.  It was easy, fun, and now I can see my dogs through the years all on a piece of furniture.
Here are several shots of the photos on the dresser just so you can see the variety of sizes, how I puzzled them together, and you will get a good view of my life with my dogs.

Sadly, many of the dogs displayed on this dresser have passed, but I am thankful for the time I had with each one of them, and I love my scrapbook dresser.  Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed it.


  1. What a great idea. I see quite a few different dogs there. Did you own them all?


  2. I just love this dresser, Esther -- it was such a clever idea to use your dog photos. And such a wonderful reminder of all the great times you've enjoyed over the years!

  3. What a great way to display memories! I love it!

  4. Great dog photos. I see a few agility and fly-ball events. Neat idea to mount on the dresser.